3 Debilitating Consequences of Gynecomastia in Scottsdale AZ
Gynecomastia is a medical term that few people recognize though it is relatively common. Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes men to develop enlarged breasts. While in most cases gynecomastia doesn’t carry significant health risks, it can impact men in a number of serious ways.
1. Reduced Confidence
People who feel that they look different than others will generally suffer from reduced confidence. This is especially true for men who have gynecomastia. Having large breasts not only can make a man feel self-conscious, he may also feel like less of a man as large breasts are considered a feminine trait. Reduced confidence may impact a man’s professional life, but it can have a large impact on his personal life.
2. Social Isolation
In addition to losing confidence, men who have gynecomastia often tend to avoid social situations. This is especially true for those living in Arizona as the high temperatures make it difficult to wear sweatshirts, jackets and other loose clothes that can hide the condition. Though the gynecomastia often isn’t as noticeable as a man may believe, the condition still can cause him to avoid social interactions due to his self-consciousness.
Gynecomastia can cause the breasts to become tender. The entire breast may be tender or only certain areas. Often the nipples will be especially sensitive. Men may need to place bandages over their nipples to prevent the pain caused when a shirt slides against the nipple. Those suffering from gynecomastia in Scottsdale AZ may also experience pain from the excessive movement of the enlarged breast.
While gynecomastia can have a damaging effect on a man’s life, there are many treatment options available to reduce impact of the disorder. The medical professionals at Ciao Bella Cosmetic Surgery have the training and experience to help men to deal with this debilitating condition and to help them to return to a healthy life.